Converting a traditional building into a smart+connected building can be a daunting task; transforming a portfolio or campus is an even more significant challenge. While the benefits of energy and natural resource conservation, operational efficiency, an enhanced occupant experience, sustainability, and financial optimization are compelling, often even the most experienced academic institutions do not know where to start. This introduction to smart+connected buildings provides professionals a step-by-step guide on where to begin. This session will define the attributes of a smart+connected building, the catalyst for change, the goals of a comprehensive smart building strategy, explore the opportunities of the smart building operations model and importance of establishing building cybersecurity guidelines. For anyone considering the design and development of a smart building strategy, this is a must-attend event.